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Obituary for Elaine Marie Beal (Farren)

Remembering the life of Elaine Marie (Farren)Beal of Alfred Maine. Elaine passed on November 8, 2022, surrounded by her loving and devoted husband of 65 years Clarence D Beal Jr and family at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine after tirelessly and courageously fighting the effects of heart disease.

Elaine was born in Cherryfield, Maine January 26, 1935, daughter of Prescott and Natalie (Willey) Farren. Preceding her in death were her siblings Prescott Farren Jr., Phillip Farren, Rosalee Farren, Barbara Mathews, and Sandra Chipmanipman.

Elaine graduated from Ellsworth High School class of 1953 where she developed many long-lasting friendships. After high school she went on to complete the nursing program at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA. This led to many years of nursing in a variety of specialties delivering care to each patient with kindness and care in a way only she could. Everything she did was done with grace and a genuine devotion to care.

Elaine continued her nursing career while bringing five children into the world and had a way of making everything special. She was an extraordinary seamstress and talented cook and made every holiday and birthday so beautiful and special. While residing in Wesftord, MA Elaine volunteered at the schools, church and was a member of the garden club. She went on to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in HCA. Elaine and Clarence retired to Alfred, Maine where she continued to serve the public as a member of the historical society, the town of Alfred’s Zoning Board of Appeals, Festival Committee and was secretary of the Alfred Republican Committee.

Elaine is survived by her loving husband Clarence D Beal Jr, whom she Married July 7, 1957, as well as her five children: Marilyn Louise Beal and her partner Al Ladd, Clarence D Beal III, and his wife khristine Hopkins, Catherine (Beal) Wells and her husband Tony Wells, Stephen Beal, Allison (Beal) Walls and her husband George Walls III. In addition, Elaine has eight grandchildren Maximillian Beal and his wife Marissa Beal, Tom Beal, Rob Beal, Michael Beal and wife Rose Lopez, Christopher Wells, Stephen Wells, Alex Walls, and Carter Walls.

The family will be remembering her privately in a celebration of life.

Online tributes and memories may be shared at Elaine’s Book of Memories at

In lieu of flowers Elaine has asked for a donation to the Bangor Humane Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Bibber Memorial at Autumn Green, 47 Oak St., in Alfred.